Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
AtticRep in residence at Trinity University
AtticRep Program
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 21, 22 & 23, 2011
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Attic Theater, Ruth Taylor Theater Building, across the street from Alamo Stadium
Different programs at each screening:

Friday Evening Screening at 8 PM

photo by Trish Simonite
photo by Trish Simonite

Palimpsest, 2010, USA, includes live performance, 12 min

Directed by Susanna Morrow
Produced by Ana Baer Carrillo
Choreography and dancing by Susanna Morrow
Filmmaker: Ana Baer Carrillo
A woman preoccupied with perfection attempts to learn from her mistakes by taking copious notes.
photo by Mauereen Lopez
photo by Mauereen Lopez

After the Water the Clouds, 2009, san francisco, california, USA, 10 min

Produced and Directed by Carmen Rozestraten
Choreography by Carmen Rozestraten
Featuring Carmen Rozestraten
Dancing by Maureen Lopez, Carlos Fuentes, Anna Tejera
Music by Toni Marti
Cinematography by Enric Miro
Edited by Jennifer Chinlund
Playful and poetic voyage of a young Catalan woman whose world becomes more and more surreal as she encounters mythical and unusual characters.
photo by Martin Klemik
photo by Martin Klemik

Puddle Song, 2009, Oakland, CA, USA, 3 min

Directed by Teresa Brazen
Produced by Michele Stewart
Choreography and dancing by Jenni Bregman
Music composed by Brandon Hopp
Cinematography by Martin Klemik, Brandon Hopp
Edited by Brandon Hopp
Lighting by Rich Wells
Observation by Leila Banijamali
A young woman happens upon a puddle that makes a strange sound. This film explores play and its loss in adulthood.
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Body/Traces, 2009, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Sophie Kahn & Lisa Parra
Choreography by Lisa Parra
Dancing by Lisa Parra and Tina Vasquez
Music composed by Sawako Kato
Edited by Lisa Parra & Silvia Zaya Serra
New media artist & 3D animation by Sophie Kahn
3D scanning by David Barrett-Kahn
Made with a DIY 3D laser scanner, this stop-motion animation asks the question: what happens to the body in motion when it is made into a still image and then re-animated into the motion from whence it came?
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The Breath We Left, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music composed by Sigur Ros [edited]
Filmmaker: Tara Rynders
I find comfort in your warmth and your texture in my hands and feet. I reach into my pockets and search for the breath we left. I look back only to see the future swept up by the current and I am again alone. Forced to face myself I have a choice. I am here and I am there - searching. . .
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Youth Divers, 2010, USA, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Mark and Angela Walley
Featuring Northside Aquatics Diving Team
Music composed by Mark Walley
"Youth Divers" documents the practice of a local youth diving team. The film brings a calm, slow elegance to a normally loud, fast-paced practice - and in doing so is able to capture what the eye cannot.
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Mujeres de Juarez, 2004, USA, includes live performance, 10 min

Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Ana Baer
Dancing by Alyssa Benitez, Sarah Sanchez & Katherine Wren performing live
Music composed by original by Randy Gibson
Music performed by Laine Rettmer
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
An intimate view on the femicides of the border town of Juarez.
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Persecution, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by John T. Williams
Choreography by Yannis Adoniou
Dancing by Justin Andrews, Marina Fukushima
Music composed by Richard Zarou (Music Arrangement)
Cinematography by James Tucker
Edited by John T. Williams
In this abstract film, symbols, words, and abusive phrases wash over the bodies of flowing dancers as they drift through a world of intolerance.

Binary Form, 2009, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, 2 min

Directed by Chirstinn Whyte
Choreography and dancing by Chirstinn Whyte
Featuring Shiftwork
Cinematography by Jake Messenger
Edited by Chirstinn Whyte
Short sequences of improvised movement are reduced to a binary form. The resulting frames are animated by sequence replication with the Apple Motion application.
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The Bridge, 2010, USA, 6 min

Directed by Caren McCaleb / Ana Baer
Produced by Bitcho Maria
Choreography by Ana Baer
Dancing by Yuki Hammel and Enissa Harris
Music composed by Stephen D. Anderson and Todd Gerber
Cinematography by Caren McCaleb / Ana Baer
Edited by Caren McCaleb
Two woman drawn together find themselves walking towards the same bridge; their encounter reveals a greater bond.
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no, 2010, USA, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Filmmaker: Michelle Ellsworth
"no" is an experiment in negative listening. Shot at the Beecher Island Battlefield near Wray, Colorado.
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Plastic Ballad, 2009, USA, 3 min

Directed by Mara Tasker and Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow
Produced by Mara Tasker
Choreography and dancing by Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow
Music composed by Hamster Theatre
Cinematography by Mara Tasker
Edited by Mara Tasker and Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow
Ink, color and assorted mediums provide textures which parade playfully upon the surface layer, engaging in a ballad of abstract conversations between figure and ink. With the cinematic influences of Bruce Conner and dance influences of Loie Fuller, "Plastic Ballad" abstracts the movements of the human form beyond recognition.

NOBODY'S DARLING, 2010, USA, 4 min

Produced by Dixon Place
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Featuring And Dancers, Inc.
Dancing by Tina Vasquez, Amos Wolff
Filmmaker: Marta Renzi
The independent spirits and unsentimental intimacy of the dancers is both tough and tender. Similarly, the setting for this relationship is a bare bones studio in which their breathing and footfalls create the score.

Saturday Evening Screening at 8 PM

photo by Trish Simonite
photo by Trish Simonite

Palimpsest, 2010, USA, includes live performance, 12 min

Directed by Susanna Morrow
Produced by Ana Baer Carrillo
Choreography and dancing by Susanna Morrow
Filmmaker: Ana Baer Carrillo
A woman preoccupied with perfection attempts to learn from her mistakes by taking copious notes.
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Blue's not the word...., 2009, USA, 3 min

Directed by Carrie Noel Richer
Produced by Hole Dance Films
Choreography and dancing by Kate W. Kosharek
Music by Patsy Cline
Cinematography by Natalie Newman
Edited by Carrie Noel Richer
Music rights by UMe
This short film about a woman's relationship with her television rides an emotional roller coaster. Danced with a schizophrenic grace, the film is comedic, heart breaking and lovable, all at the same time.
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Let's Dance, 2010, USA, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Malia Bruker, Oscar Molina
Choreography and dancing by Eun Jung Choi, Guillermo Ortega Tanus
Featuring Da Da Dance Project
Music composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
Music performed by Miles Davis and the Lighthouse All-Stars
Filmmaker: Malia Bruker, Oscar Molina
"Let's Dance" is a sensual black and white film that captures the relief that dance provides in everyday life.
photo by Ross Riege
photo by Ross Riege

SAND, 2010, USA, 10 min

Produced by Kyle Ruddick, Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Choreography by Kenji Igus, Darrow Igus & Cari Ann Shim*
Dancing by Darrow and Kenji Igus
Cinematography by DP-Ross Riege, additional by Phillip Abrams & Kyle Ruddick
Edited by Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Sound Design by T.K. Broderick
"Sand," a short experimental dance-for-camera documentary, tells the story of sand dance as it is passed down from father to son.
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She, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Kathy Rose
Choreography by Kathy Rose
Dancing by Kathy Rose, Chi Kit Tso
Music composed by C.P. Roth
Filmmaker: Kathy Rose
An insectoid fantasy with an indio/arachnid sound track, this piece was originally created as a live performance and then re-interpreted as a video.
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Fragility, 2009, USA, 6 min

Directed by ana baer
Produced by ana baer carrillo
Choreography by kim olson
Featuring sweet edge
Dancing by kim olson, patrick mueller
Music composed by barry adamson
Filmmaker: ana baer carrillo
A couple grasps for intimacy in a bleak urban landscape, emerging from and collapsing into codependency.
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Youth Divers, 2010, USA, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Mark and Angela Walley
Featuring Northside Aquatics Diving Team
Music composed by Mark Walley
"Youth Divers" documents the practice of a local youth diving team. The film brings a calm, slow elegance to a normally loud, fast-paced practice - and in doing so is able to capture what the eye cannot.
Frame from Mujeres de Juarez

Mujeres de Juarez, 2004, USA, includes live performance, 10 min

Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Ana Baer
Dancing by Alyssa Benitez, Sarah Sanchez & Katherine Wren performing live
Music composed by original by Randy Gibson
Music performed by Laine Rettmer
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
An intimate view on the femicides of the border town of Juarez.
photo by Margaret Williams
photo by Margaret Williams

Veterans, 2008, USA, 17 min

Directed by Margaret Williams
Produced by Victoria Marks
Choreography by Victoria Marks
Dancing by Manuel Flores, Aaron McCollum, John Tingley, Cidkyee Williams, Felton Lee Williams
Music composed by Jeremy Cox
Music performed by Jeremy Cox, Nigel Hoyle
Filmmaker: Margaret Williams
Production Assistance by Ellen Bromberg & Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Temporarily emerging from solitary battles of isolation, dislocation, and memory, five US war veterans converge in a quiet alley and join in a ritual re-enactment of combat.
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Passing Through, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography by Toby Hankin
Dancing by Kelsey Chilton, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Joy French, Cortney McGuire, Michael Richman and Stephanie Kobes
Cinematography by Robert Schaller
Edited by Hamel Bloom
Humans passing through each others' lives is portrayed with movement and overlay.
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dis.appear, 2010, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Beth Portnoy
Choreography and dancing by Beth Portnoy
Music by Caroline Shaw
Filmmaker: Beth Portnoy
what exists when everything you know disappears?
Frame from An Imp in the City

The Imp in the City, 2010, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Dawn Westlake
Choreography and dancing by Marc Carrizo
Music by Gregory Johnson
Cinematography by Dawn Westlake
Edited by Gregory Johnson
Having just lost his mother to lung cancer, 15-year-old Marc Carrizo breakdances in his Barcelona neighborhood. This film is dedicated to her.

Sunday Afternoon Screening at 2:30 PM

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To be selected by audience vote

Friday and Saturday evening audiences will vote to select their favorite films. The favorites will be screened on Sunday afternoon.